Senior Policy Officer, Family Violence Reform

Senior Policy Officer, Family Violence Reform (Job share/part-time)
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/SEPS/20005974C
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: To 1 August 2023
Attachments: 60310 - Senior Policy Officer 28-04-21 (002).doc (Word, 224KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Grace Mountford

Position Details

A VPS5 Senior Policy Officer job share role is available in the Family Violence Reform Unit of the Department of Education and Training. This is a part time position at 0.6/3 days a week, as part of a job share arrangement. The role is available now (start date by negotiation) to 1 August 2023.

The Family Violence Reform Unit coordinates DET's response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, including providing policy advice on Whole of Government family violence policy issues and supporting education workforces to implement the information sharing and family violence reforms.

The Senior Policy Officer role is available until 1 August 2023 and reports to the Manager, Family Violence Reform Unit. The role is responsible for designing and implementing key family violence reform activities for education workforces, such as schools, early childhood organisations and corporate areas. This role would suit an experienced Senior Policy Officer with strong skills in policy design and implementation. Your experience and skills in policy, writing and stakeholder management will be used to create high quality training and guidance to support education workforces to implement family violence reform activities, including the information sharing and MARAM reforms.

Please include in your application:

  • a professional cover letter (max. one page)
  • a current resume
  • a separate document addressing each of the key selection criteria (max. three pages)

For more details regarding this position, please contact Manager Family Violence Reform Unit, Grace Mountford, on (03) 7022 2055.


For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. 

Application(S) closing date 04/10/2022

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